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ution announcer: now "abc7 news at 4:00". on your side. michelle: the aftermath of yesterday's storms in the area leaving a lot to clean up. alison: that is right. strong winds knocking down limbs. thousands were without power for a little while last night. scott: the biggest problem for many hail. windows blown out by golf ball size, even larger chunks of ice falling from the sky. alison: many of you sent pictures like this to us at abc7 news. we are still learning today about the scope of the damage. michelle: jay korff is in middleburg, virginia. a lot of clean-up and repairs ahead. jay: indeed. remarkable scene. one example that is very telling. take a look at this. you can actually see the impact point of where the golf ball size hail slammed into the back windshield. we are going to take a quick
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this is a very telling story. first off, clean-up underway. it's such a mess. i would probable argue -- in fact i'm sure this a fact. there are several hundred people in this lovely town and i'm certain more hail pellet fell and hit vehicles than there are residents in this town. the remarkable thing about this block we are walking down is all of the vehicles minus one are owned by the same family. the murray family. all the vehicles, total of eight sustained some damage. here is curtis murray. >> a major hailstorm. i seen nothing like it before. it pounded 15 minutes. bigger than golf balls. it looked like there was snow on the ground. that's how much came down. jay:
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thing you notice all over middleburg is greenery. it seems like this storm just stripped away much of the greenery. off trees. this is just coated all over town. the other thing i wanted to show you is this is literally a couple of blocks up. chunks from a power pole ripped off during the storm. thankfully nothing catastrophic in town. but coming up on "abc7 news at 5:00", we are going to talk with a woman who drove through this storm. it was terrifying when the hail was coming down. you will see some of the damage to businesses in middleburg. jay korff, abc7 news. alison: okay. we showed some of the pictures were sent in to if you see it, send it. you can always watch right here on abc7. well, the weather today heading into the weekend now. all eyes, of course, turning toward father's day. meteorologist steve rudin has the forecast. steve: it is beautiful out there right now. it is going to stay really nice as we move through the evening hours. if you h
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barbecue or maybe go for a swim, i would go for it. temperatures this evening around 75 to 80 degrees. a lot of sunshine to enjoy. winds will be out of the northeast at 10 miles per hour. temperatures across the area range from the lower 70's south and west of us to the lower 80's. as you head toward north and east to baltimore and frederick. the cloud cover is dropping south. that is where the cooler temperatures are. the skies will clear out nicely. temperatures from the middle 50's to lower 60's overnight. those are also the wake-up temperatures for early tomorrow morning. we talk about what to expect for father's day. i promise a lot of smiles out there. especially if you have outdoor plans. michelle: all right, steve. thank you. just a reminder to stay with abc7 on all platforms. especially when severe weather is in the outlook. keep your devices charged. all you need is a cellular connection to get update on social media, the stormwatch7 app and even
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two crashes in montgomery county. one proving deadly. the other just blocks away. the crashes shut down randolph road for a bulk of the late morning and into the afternoon. they reopened moments ago. after one crash, four people bailed and two are still on the loose. what is unclear about all of this is whether this is related. chris papst is live with the latest on the investigation. chris? chris: well, the two crashes this morning shut down this section of eastbound randolph road for eight hours today. they just opened at 3:10 or 3:15 this afternoon. people that saw the crashes say they were significant. police don't know too much at this point whether they are connected. they are investigating. here is what we do know. one person dead, two in custody and two more on the loose. this happened at 7:00 this morning. when a 2009 toyota camry ran off the road, ran into a tree and then flipped upside down into a
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instantly died. then about a mile away just one minute later, a 2005 s.u.v. crashed into a pole. there were four people inside the vehicle. three ran away. one was captured. one of the four stayed at the vehicle and was taken into custody. the other two are on the loose. police did find drugs inside the second vehicle. the drug charges may be coming. this investigation is far from over. >> the investigators are looking at that possibility, that the first crash involving a fatality and the second crash involving no known injuries may be related. chris: now police say speed does appear to be a factor in both of the crashes. coming up at 5:00, we spoke with a witness. a man who saw the second s.u.v. crash in the pole. after it crashed, one of the passengers got out
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vehicle. coming up at 5:00, we will tell you what he did. live in montgomery county, chris papst, abc7 news. scott: thank you. update in the freddie gray case. the defense rested the case against officer caesar goodson who faces murder and misdemeanor charges. he drove the van in which gray suffered the injuries resulting in his death. closing arguments are monday. alison: we are learning more about the first responders who risked their lives to save others in the shooting rampage at the orlando nightclub. this is as surveillance have their hands on -- this is as investigators have their hands on the surveillance video inside pulse nightclub. marci gonzalez joins us. marci: we are told that the video shows the entire attack in chilling detail. the investigators go over the video, people are still coming out to the memorial to mourn. as today more funerals are
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being held. from the heart-wrenching goodbyes to the hopeful reunions. a survivor of the orlando nightclub massacre, one of 20 still hospitalized, meeting the heroic officer who saved his life. >> i don't know if we were being shot at. i heard him screaming in pain, in agony. just had to pull him out. that was our number one goal, just to get these people to safety. marci: as officer omar delgado and his fellow first-responders risked their lives, omar mateen took the lives of 49 people. in the midst of the terror, texting his wife. saying he loved her. ask whether she had seen the news. noor salman indicating she didn't know where she was. she and the killer's father now on the no-fly list as the f.b.i. investigates. federal authorities meanwhile facing questions whether this tragedy could have been
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claims from the owner of the florida gun store. mateen stopped in five to six weeks ago wanting to buy bulk ammunition and body armor, including plates like this, that can stop armor piercing bullets. the employees immediately suspicious. they refused to sell to him and called the f.b.i. >> our intuition was correct. it's just, it's very sad that we had him that close. he was that close that law enforcement could have got their hands on him. marci: the f.b.i. now says they did follow up with that gun store but because employees didn't get his name or any other information, they weren't able to further investigate. live in orlando, marci gonzalez, abc7 news. michelle: thank you. in downtown d.c. a powerful tribute for the victims of the orlando shooting stopped many people dead in their tracks. scott: as mike carter-conneen reports, images of the 49 victims who died in the attac
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tall composite. mike: the human rights campaign is the largest lgbt advocacy organization. at dawn the 49 photos of each of the victims of the orlando shooting went on display, listing their names and ages just below. the average age just 29 years old. each photo showing the personalities smiling. one woman shows a woman in her cap and gown from graduation. in addition, the visitors can also leave messages on the memory board. many leaving condolences and words of support. >> the person he shot was a person celebrating a safe place for gay people. that is just the ultimate definition of hate. >> it's homophobic and i still don't have the words to, the words to describe how i'm feeling. >> the photos made
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impact. it's dramatic and it personalizes everything as well. >> this year alone 200-plus anti-lgbtq bills have been introduced in more than 30 states. with the bills have come hateful rhetoric. hateful words inspire hateful actions. we need people to stop accepting an environment where that is okay. >> the photo tribute will remain on display through early next week. the memorial and the funerals continue in orlando. just two of the 49 victims have been laid to rest so far with another five memorials and funerals planned today. reporting in northwest washington, mike carter-conneen, abc7 news. scott: nice tribute there. as we head to the first weekend since the nightclub terror attack, stay with abc7 for continuing coverage on the tragedy in orlando. we will provide any breaking updates live right here and online at well, coming up at "abc7 news at 4:00" --
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[cheering] alison: i love this. i can't wait to see more. welcome home. we will show you the touching moment right before father's day of a soldier surprising his two seasons. scott: a big old bear hug there. the new information in the gator attack at disney. the new safety measures the resort is taking. michelle: it's remarkable that this little guy is still alive. this chihuahua. he went through a trash come
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alison: after eight months of deployment, a soldier returns home. scott: emanuel ame shows us a surprise of a lifetime -- amy shows us what a moment for the family. amy: this all happened here through the words of a mascot. take a look. >> what? no hug? >> daddy! [applause] [cheering] >> how are you guys? >> good. amy: such a sweet moment. 7-year-old lucas and 6-year-old sebastian hadn't
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months. >> it was awesome. amy: now the boys have a big father's day weekend planned with the dad starting with pizza and movie night tonight. we will have more on the story coming up at 5:00. for now live in arlington, amy aubert, abc7 news. alison: were there other kids in on it or was it a big surprise for everybody? amy: that was the fun part about it. no one had any idea. the kids were completely shocked and made it fun. michelle: best way to keep a surprise. especially with kids. alison: i guess so. yeah.
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think they will have a fun weekend? michelle: a good father's day. scott: absolutely. alison: thank you, amy. we love that. can't see enough of it. scott: great story. alison: we want to let you know this about uber as we head in the weekend. uber is offering free rides to and from places of importance to the lgbt community this weekend. every passenger will get two free rides. up to $20 in value per ride to select community centers, museum, parks, bars and nightclub venues in d.c. they include nelly's, cobalt, the d.c. center, whitman walker clinic, number 9 and town dance boutique. all right. let's get a check on how things are shaping up in the traffic situation with eric smith. hi, eric. eric: thank you very much. it will be very busy getaway friday this afternoon. starting with clarksburg in maryland, northbound past 121. this is a big mess in
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almost all the way through frederick. plenty of volume. no accidents. just volume. on to virginia for 395 northbound. looking at the 14th street bridge. head to d.c. tons of volume at this point for the northbound ride as well. this will start toward the pentagon. lengthy delay for the northbound side of 395. it continues for the freeway east and westbound traffic is jam packed for both directions as well. a bit of northbound volume to the capital beltway. earlier accidents, and big delays out of springfield for the beltway for both directions at this point. this will be messy. look at that kind of through the trees here. this is the outer loop, heading out of springfield on the wilson bridge with plenty of volume. you have big delays heading up from the dulles toll road to maryland. huge mess out there right now. that is all from the traffic center for now. on back to michelle. michelle: thank you. nine aircraft representing the coast
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flew over the area today. part of the 100th anniversary of the u.s. coast guard aviation. newschopper7 caught a glimpse of the helicopters and planes as they flew over the park. gravelley point park and national arlington cemetery. a great day to be out and see that. the guys are clear. alison: after yesterday, this is a nice treat. steve: reprieve. i feel like i'm on vacation now. what a difference 24 hours can make. you see the clouds in the pictures there. now the clouds are beginning to fade. this is clearing skies. i will give way to a beautiful father's day weekend. scott: looking forward to that. steve: timing is right. a lot of folks are headed to the delmarva beaches. ocean city is 69 degrees.
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as we show you he forecast for the beaches this weekend, 72 degrees on saturday. lower 70's on sunday. 78 on monday. i don't think anyone is going to complain that we are not talking about rain. no shower activity for the next three days. water temperature just around 65 to 70. the outdoor dining is fantastic. if you're going to dupont to eat outside or clarendon, 79 to 76 degrees. plenty of sunshine. the sun will set at 8:36. the longest daylight hours upon us this weekend and the day on monday. the further south and west you go, it's only in the 70's. the cloud cover will hang on longer. the clouds drop toward the south. skies clear out nicely. that is the name of the game tonight but as we move in the day tomorrow. tomorrow upper 40's t
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50's. light jacket early on but you won't need it long. sunshine through the daytime hours tomorrow. winds out of the north and east and will be relatively light. hardly any cloud cover to deal with. that means a fantastic father's day on sunday for outdoor barbecues and taking it easy and enjoying yourself. it will be really nice out there. tomorrow's highs around 80. sunshine throughout the day. don't forget the air and the space family day near dulles airport. lower 80's with a lot of sunshine. take you out to look at the next seven days. 84 for father's day. crank up the heat and the humidity moving in the first day of summer. upper 80's to lower 90's on monday and tuesday. heat index values make it feel closer to the middle 90's. wednesday a chance of thunderstorms. it won't be a wash-out. thursday and friday back to the 80's. overall a nice start to summer i think. a couple of hot days and then a little bit of a break. hot
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with it. as long as it's not hot, hot, hot all the time. scott: i like the pictures from ocean city. i'm on my way there this weekend. fantastic weather. looking forward to it. michelle: all right. coming up for us -- >> we hope you have a great weekend. michelle: kidd o'shea and veronica johnson getting off for the weekend. we show you why they are in a hurry next. alison: safetrack surge 2 begin tomorrow. stations close at the orange, blue, silver line but there is a key gap in arlington. the limited alternatives that have northern virginia commuters scrambling. that is still ahead.
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scott: short of fun things to do. alison: with the weather no excuse not to get outside. michelle: fast cars, food and music. kidd o'shea has the weekend kickoff with the newest member of the abc7 family. kidd: i have a special guest. our own veronica johnson, v.j., who has joined the "good morning washington" team. we are so happy to have you with us. we are at summit point.
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ride. not just summit point but at abc7. something different every day. they have a different event going on every weekend from march through thanksgiving. this is father's day of course this weekend. so bring dad here. kidd: yeah. he would have a blast. there are other events going on around town as well. including the first annual grace jamaican jerk festival. it takes place on sunday. there will be great music and great food. d.c. jazzfest going on at the yard. you will be there. veronica: i'm there for friday afternoon and friday evening, probably past 8:00. i'll introduce three acts. it's girls night. see you there. kidd: that is happening tonight. there is a full list of performers at of course, today and tomorrow is taste of reston, which is won best northern virginia food festival for the last four years. that should be fun. we are getting in the racecar here and we are about to
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off. a lot going on this weekend. we hope you have a great weekend. back to you guys! scott: oh, those two have two much fun. glad they're wearing the seat belts. michelle: and the helmets. alison: they know how to make an exit. scott: exactly. good luck getting around this weekend. the safetrack surge 2 service cuts take effect tomorrow. from station closuressed on the rail service. what options are left? we help you manage the weekend. but first -- >> it's about to get cooler in georgetown. with the summer hottest new items. it's free. i'm sam sweeney in georgetown. i'll
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announcer: you're watching "abc7 news at 4:00". on your side. michelle: we have all seen the forecast. the sun will be out and shining bright this weekend. alison: that is right. but if it proves to be a bit too much -- scott: sam sweeney shows us a new way to keep undercover in georgetown. sam: good afternoon. we're in georgetown spinning the hottest new item to hit the city. yes, we are talking parasols. these are now available in 50 locations. just like here in olivia. in the bucket, the idea is you come to georgetown.
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pick up a parasol and hold it while you shop and stay cool. it's all free of charge. the only catch you have to give it back when you are finished shopping. it's part of the sharing community. we set out to see how people think of the idea. >> it's cool. it's a different way to bring people together. >> this came to us a year ago. it's hot and humid in d.c. we want to find a way to improve the experience in georgetown for the shoppers. sam: if you want to get your hands on one, look for the sticker in any of the store windows to pick one up. the program starts today. runs through august. in georgetown in the shade. i'm sam sweeney. back to you inside. scott: looking good there, sam. michelle: no counting the number o
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sam is the only one. scott: would you use that? alison: i would try it. michelle: it looks fun. steve: hard to carry with all the shopping bags. >> i would be okay without one. alison: you're very tough, though. so it sounds like it is not that hot this weekend. steve: it's not. low humidity and a lot of sunshine. don't forget the sun screen or the parasol. is that how you say it? michelle: parasol. steve: potato/potato. only in georgetown. look outside now. hyatt regency. tysons corner. the clouds moved out and it will be a beautiful evening for any outdoor activities. whether you're swimming or barbecuing or walking around georgetown with your umbrella. lower 80's north and east of d.c. further south and
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only in the 70's. that is because it has taken extra time for the clouds to clear out. they are moving out of here quickly. before the evening, sunshine around 7:00. 76 degrees. 10:00 as you may head out the door to go a bar or restaurant or late night bite to eat, lower 70's. overnight we will fall in the 60's. tomorrow morning looks fantastic. a lot of sunshine. cool side for some. in the lower 60's. but we are not going to stay that cool for long. the taste of reston starts tonight. temperatures in the 70's. tomorrow in lower 80's. ideal day to do whatever you have to do outside. and something missing for the weekend is the rain drops.
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90 degrees on tuesday. chance of showers late in the day. it's lower to the middle 80's thursday and friday of next week. the weekend on a scale of 1 through 10, this is a perfect 10. michelle: that's nice. thank you, steve. breaking news out of montgomery county where rescue crews are on the potomac near the billy goat trail. swift water boats deployed with the eagle 2 chopper from above. there is an injured hiker there. we are waiting to have more details. alison: heartbreaking struggle for a family from nebraska. the parents of the 2-year-old fighting but losing the battle against the alligator. disney is announcing changes. and a statement from lane
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>> disney world adding it will add signs warning of alligators after the little boy, 2-year-old lane graves suddenly killed. at grand floridian resorts. he died of drowning and traumatic injury. disney staying, "we have closed all of our beaches and made a decision to add signage. we are also conducting a swift and thorough review of all of our processes and protocols." >> i think it's responsibility of a resort or as the state legislation there be signs. reporter: this is as officials say five alligators have been caught and euthanized so far. they will keep searching until they confirm that the gator that killed the toddler tuesday night has been caught. the 2-year-old was playing in ankle deep water. >> we'll compare the bite marks. we might already have it. reporter: this photo taken from another
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her boy standing in the same spot where little lane was attacked. less than an hour before the accident. >> we are in florida. every body of water needs to be assumed there is an alligator in there. all alligators are dangerous. reporter: the graves family releasing a statement saying, "words cannot describe the shock and grief our family is experiencing over the loss of our son. we are devastated. to all of the local authorities and staff who worked tirelessly these past 24 hours we express our deepest gratitude." back at disney world we should tell you we don't know exactly when the new signs will be in place. but the beaches will remain closed. scott: the first phase of metro safetrack surge ended today after a huge impact on the commuters. the second phase is going to start saturday with a big impact on the east side of d.c. it doesn't mean virginia riders expect smooth s
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abc7 transportation reporter brianne carter explains why. brianne: this is a portion of the track that will soon be shut down for major maintenance and repairs. metro's general manager says single tracking during the work wasn't an option. starting saturday, potomac avenue and stadium-army station will be closed. >> this is where they go back and forth between the lines and it's narrow. brianne: d.c. and prince george's county riders are impacted, stage two will continue to impact virginia riders. there will be no blue line or bus service between the arlington national cemetery and rosslyn station. the cemetery closes at night. trains will only go to the pentagon station. >> it's a long time. brianne: riders are encouraged to use the yellow line. but for
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hopping on a bus will be a better option. starting saturday, arlington county will have additional bus service from crystal city and rosslyn and courthouse station. >> my nice commute from crystal city on the bus is probably more crowded. brianne: eric takes v.r.e. to crystal city and says thanks to safetrack surge one there were days he couldn't even get on the tracks. he plans to continue to alter commute times next week. >> i would normally take a 4:00 train out of crystal city. those were already crowded. i can only imagine what it will be like next week. brianne: if you plan to take the art bus service, the heads up. art bus 92 and 43 that would normally stop outside the v.r.e. station, starting saturday they pick up riders here at the transit way station at 18 and crystal drive. in arlington, virginia, brianne carter, abc7 news. scott: don't get surprised
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sign up for the metro text alerts at you can also text "metro" to 43817 to automatically enroll. michelle: today marks one year since the charleston church shooting that left nine people dead. community wide church service was held in honor of the victims. during the service, south carolina's u.s. senator spoke and there was also a message from president obama. governor jermaine niki haley sae thinks about the victims every day. >> they did exactly what every one of us should do when someone different comes up to us. they pulled up a chair and prayed with him for an hour. michelle: dylann roof faces the death penalty if he is convicted of the massacre at the emanuel ame church. still ahead, a remarkable story of surval
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he surprised a trash compactor. the story ahead. scott: plus, meet lokes fall. ♪ ♪ scott: goodness. music star collapses on stage. what doctors say caused the scary moment last night. that is next. alison: i'll step away to prepare. among the stories we are working on, a woman who finds ways for little children to help charities. and the moment she knew she was doing the right thing. that's coming up at 5:00.
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michelle: back to breaking news out of montgomery county. rescue crews on billy goat trail. live pictures from newschopper7. they refocused on the individuals below. a hiker injured now pulled to safety. we are watching this all unfold live here. we are working to find out what happened. how the person was hurt. but you can see the crews have arrived to help. they are being pulled up in the basket. let's stay with this picture as they get hoisted up into that chopper.
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way. it looks like they are moving. so you would assume they are conscious there. this has been something we are monitoring closely. now we are seeing the conclusion here, that person being pulled to safety. scott: i have walked on that trail several times. it is not an easy trail. a lot of jagged edges. a lot of dropoffs. a lot of rock formation. so it's not an easy trail to navigate. billy goat trail. good to see that the injured hiker getting pulled up there to safety in the helicopter. michelle: yes. this is a nice day. a lot of folks get out. sometimes they can be overambitious. we don't know what the situation is here. we want to stay with the picture because it's so nice to see a good ending here, as she is now pulled into that chopper. she will be evaluated. make sure everything is okay. but it looks like this is coming to a conclusion here. scott: it is interesting to note the trail has specifically signs before you enter the trail that sa
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is, in fact, a dangerous trail. only experienced hikers should go on the billy goat trail in great falls. i don't know if the hiker was experienced or not but obviously injured in this situation. but being pulled to safety. the helicopter taking off now to a local hospital. michelle: she will be evaluated there. scott: hopefully everything is okay. michelle: moving on for us now. the moment rock 'n' roll star meat loaf collapsed on stage last night. caught on camera. here it is. [singing] ♪ ♪ ♪ and i would do anything for love ♪ michelle: it's really hard to watch. it almost looks like it's in slow motion. i get the impression the audience didn't know what was going on until you saw the stage managers rush out. this happened in the middle of a performance in edmonton, alberta. the 68-year-old was rushed to a
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meat loaf recently canceled two other performances because he was sick. his spokesperson says the singer was severely dehydrated but he is recovering now. good to hear. scott: great news he is recovering today. well, next on "abc7 news at 4:00" -- meet one of the rising stars. sam hyatt who had a once in a lifetime experience with wounded warriors. cheryl: i'm cheryl conner. this is packer. named after the compactor truck where he was found on monday. most importantly survived.
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scott: sam hyatt spent this week learning the game of softball from some real american heroes. this is an experience sam and his family will cherish forever. erin hawksworth has tonight's "rising star." erin: it was a once in a lifetime opportunity for 8-year-old sam hyatt. >> how much fun are you having, sam? sam: i'm having lots of fun. erin: sam is from colorado springs and was selected to participate in the fourth annual wounded warrior softball
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kids. what is the best part? sam: i like batting. >> there you go, sam! erin: you are really doing so well. you got so many hits. did you know you were going to be that good? sam: no. erin: he's really good. >> yeah. you know, i'm kind of surprised actually because he hasn't played much ball. but they have done a great job to teach them the basics. obviously, it's sinking in. doing a great job. i'm very impressed. erin: a time the wounded warriors look forward to every year. >> we started to bring in amputee kids to be the bat boys. then we realized there are a lot of kids out there. we need to do something. erin: now wounded warriors like sal vasquez work with amputee kids from around the nation and teach them how to play softball. >> first, sam. first! yeah! >> all right. >> we are in a position to give back. we are going to keep doing this as long as we can.
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sports. scott: sam has talent there. do you know someone in the area overcoming adversity to star in the athletic arena? we want to hear from you. contact us at michelle: now to an incredible survival story tonight from what was thought to be an unyou are vivable scenario -- unsurvivable scenario. scott: a dog trapped in the compactor. but it's not the size of the dog in the fight. but the size of the fight in the dog. >> jonah puts down packer the chihuahua and gets him ready for a walk. the only thing he doesn't move as willingly as the two other dogs. >> he doesn't like hands. he has never seen a house. never been on a walk. he has a long way to go for being 6 years old. in come his new siblings that will teach a dog how to
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dog. he is named after the compactor truck that delivered him to recycling plant in gaithersburg. her husband mark is the operations manager. mark: i was surprised they said it's a dog and is alive. >> he arrived arrived in a box. >> it would have been the last material that came out of the truck. >> look at him. his ears are at full attention. he weighs six pounds and four ounces. >> based on his behavior i can tell that he lived in a cage with a concrete floor. he was taken, picked up and taken out to breed and put back in. >> she is a nutrition consultant for veterinarians and says he will gain three pounds in her house. wheeler suspects he was too old to keep breeding so someone got rid of him. >> we just met a couple of minutes ago but having new people hold him is part of the rehabilitation. we grab him
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and the little buddy has a bit of a tremble but it has gotten better in the last few days. >> now he has a new home with a family determined to get the spirits as high as his ears. in frederick county, cheryl conner, abc7 news. scott: that is a tough little dog. i tell you what. michelle: chihuahua. he is adorable. the eyes. scott: what is interesting. we had the "rising star" story before this story. patrick could be a rising star over -- packer could be a rising star, overcoming adversity. way to go. a big weekend. great to head outside, especially the d.c. jazz festival. michelle: abc7 and the sister station, newschannel8, the proud sponsors. it's getting underway this evening. the newest member of the storm watch 7 team. you know her well. veronica johnson is out and about at the d.c. jazzfest. hey, veronica. it's gorgeous out there. the weather is not an excuse to stay in and miss it tonight. ger
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veronica: this is perfect weather. a-plus weather. almost as good as mother's day weekend. but look at this location. we are right on the water. southeast washington at the yards park. you can see the kids have taken to the wading pool. with summer about ready to kick off on monday. they are thinking they are a little too warm at 80 today. the humidity is low. we have a breeze. let me swing around this way. i will show you the stage. in a couple of minutes, one of the first acts will be hitting the stage here this evening. i'll be introducing her. what i like about the festival. yes, a couple of weeks ago there was a capital jazzfest. but this has a culmination of blues, swing, latin, hip-hop flavors. the yards park is just one of 16 venues that will be partaking in the festival. it ends on sunday. you have to get there. perfect weekend for dad. this evening the temperatures in the
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sky. very comfortable conditions. with the low humidity. i think we will lose a little bit of a breeze. it's still nice out here. we lose the breeze as we head into the weekend. saturday's high is 82. with sunshine. sunday is 84. so dads, the perfect gift. we didn't have to go buy you anything. you're welcome. we have more from the d.c. jazz festival throughout the next couple of hours. michelle: you are right. the weather is priceless. that is all dads need. dads usually get shortchanged. scott: great to have you on the team. michelle: all right. next for us on "abc7 news at 4:00" -- it's yard sale season. the ten things that look like a great bargain but could actually end up costing you down the road. what to avoid n prodders, shuckersers,
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all giant produce is triple checked. farm, crate, and store. we're focusing on fresh... you don't have to guess. my giant.
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john: this is the time of year many people in d.c. area throw a yard sale. this is also the time we shop yard sales hoping to score a bargain. some finds are no bargain at all. we all dream of a great find. tea set or vintage oil lamp for a couple of bucks. >> you can make me an offer. john: "reader's digest' says beware. some of the things you find in the driveway could jeopardize the family's safety and released a list of thing
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bicycle helmets. child car seats. tires. in all three cases they could be damaged and unsafe. beds. think bed bugs. cribs. too many have been recalled. shoes, health and poor fitting issues. hats, no one washes hats. swimsuits. that's like buying used underwear. from the doesn't that think file, two electronics to avoid. laptop computers unless it's almost free. all old laptops have been banged up or dropped. if it doesn't work you'll say doesn't it stink? plasma tv's, unless it's a giveaway fixing one can cost more than buying one. think of it like buying used seat belts out of a wrecked car. this is one time to pay for quality. don't waste your money. john matarese, abc7 news. leon: tonight -- >> i broke down crying. i couldn't believe it.
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shocking news about abuse on the school bus. her special needs grandson is the victim. coincidence or detected? investigation in accidents, one fatal minutes apart. battered and shattered. middleburg residents describe a storm unlike anything they have seen. these two little boys are in for a shock by a man in disguise. announcer: now, "abc7 news at 5:00". on your side. leon: up first at 5:00, a grand mother's demand for answers. she says her grandson with special needs was physically abused on a d.c. school bus. sam ford has the story you'll see only on 7. what is the story here? sam: i'm outside the children guild public charter school in northeast washington. the folks here would not go on camera but they reported to authorities and to a grandmother that a school bus attendant had assaulted one of
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when school is out at the children's guild, the place is full of buses for special needs children. one is 7-year-old thomas townsend who is autistic and unable to speak. his grandmother tanya was outraged when the school told her she what been assaulted by a bus attendant. >> i just broke down crying. i couldn't believe it. >> the spokesman would only talk off-camera but said earlier one of the attendants smacked thomas on as but bus and an older child brought a recording of the incident to him. >> it didn't show her actually popping up. but the children seen her pop him. you can hear the pop. like a smack. sam: the school spokesman said they refuse to allow the children to get back on the bus, plus call state education authorities and child and family services. tanya filed a police report. >> i don't feel


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